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Dr. Arnab Pramanik,  Ph.D.
Scientific Staff, JBNSTS


Biography: Dr. Arnab Pramanik obtained his B.Sc and M.Sc degree in Microbiology from Vidyasagar University. He was awarded with the silver medal for securing second position in the Master's degree examination in Microbiology. He received PhD degree in Science (Microbiology) from Jadavpur University. Dr. Pramanik has more than three year's postdoctoral research experience from University of Calcutta, Department of Biochemistry in the area of Microbial Ecology. During postdoctoral work, he attained deeper knowledge in Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and related bioinformatics analysis. His current research interest includes Metagenomics, Microbial ecology, Plant microbe interaction, Extremophiles, Marine cyanobacteria, Bioremediation, Microbial physiology and adaptation to environmental stress and Bacterial taxonomy. He has published eighteen international peer-reviewed journals along with four book chapters. He is also a reviewer of many International peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Pramanik is currently working as a Scientific Staff of JBNSTS. Presently, he is engaged to set up a modern biotechnology laboratory to facilitate students for better understanding of biotechnological tools and techniques.


  • Research Associate from World Bank, ICZM Project and NCSCM
  • Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • Young Scientist Travel Award from Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • Junior Research Fellowship from University Grant Commission (UGC)
  • Senior research Fellowship from National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (ICAR), Kolkata
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Important Publications :

1) Nag S, Pramanik A, Chattopadhyay D, Bhattacharyya M (2017) Green-fabrication of gold nanomaterials using Staphylococcus warneri from Sundarbans estuary: An effective recyclable nano-catalyst for degrading nitro-aromatic pollutants. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-0617-7

2) Banerjee S, Pramanik A, Sengupta S, Chattopadhyay D, Bhattacharyya M (2017) Distribution and source identification of heavy metal concentration in Chilika Lake, India: An assessment over salinity gradient. Current Science, 112, 87-94

3) Pramanik A, Basak P, Banerjee S, Sengupta S, Chattopadhyay D, Bhattacharyya M. (2016) Metagenomic exploration of the bacterial community structure at Paradip Port, Odisha, India. Genomics Data, 7, 94-96.

4) Sengupta S, Pramanik A, Ghosh A, Bhattacharyya M (2015) Antimicrobial activities of actinomycetes isolated from unexplored regions of Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem. BMC Microbiology 15:170

5) Pramanik A, Basak P, Banerjee S, Sengupta S, Chattopadhyay D, Bhattacharyya M (2015) Pyrosequencing based profiling of the bacterial community in the Chilika lake, the largest lagoon of India. Genomics Data 4:112-114

6) Basak P, Pramanik A, Roy R, Chattopadhyay D, Bhattacharyya M (2015) Cataloguing the bacterial diversity of the Sundarbans mangrove, India in the light of metagenomics. Genomics Data 4:90-92

7) Choudhury JD, Pramanik A, Webster N, Llewellyn L, Gachhui R, Mukherjee J (2014) The pathogen of the Great Barrier Reef sponge Rhopaloeides odorabile is a new strain of Pseudoalteromonas agarivorans containing abundant and diverse virulence related genes. Marine Biotechnology DOI 10.1007/s10126-015-9627-y

8) Kundu P*, Pramanik A*, Dasgupta A*, Mukherjee S, Mukherjee J (2014) Simultaneous heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification by Chryseobacterium sp. R31 isolated from abattoir wastewater. BioMed Research International vol. 2014, Article ID 436056, 12 pages. (*co-first author)

9) Choudhury JD, Pramanik A, Webster NS, Llewellyn LE, Gachhui R, Mukherjee J (2014) Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudoalteromonas sp. NW 4327 (MTCC 11073, DSM 25418), Pathogen of the Great Barrier Reef Sponge, Rhopaloeides odorabile. Genome Announcements 2(1):e00001-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00001-14

10) Mitra S, Pramanik A, Banerjee S, Haldar S, Gachhui R, Mukherjee J (2013) Enhanced biotransformation of fluoranthene by intertidally-derived Cunnighamella elegans through biofilm-based and niche-mimic cultivations. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79:7922-30.

11) Pramanik A, Mitra A, Arumugam M, Bhattacharya A, Sadhukhan S,Roy A, Haldar S, Mukhopadhyay UK, Mukherjee J (2012) Utilization of vinasse for the production of polyhydroxybutyrate by Haloarcula marismortui. Folia Microbiologica, 57:71-79

12) Bhattacharyya A, Pramanik A, Maji SK, Haldar S, Mukhopadhyay UK, Mukherjee J (2012) Utilization of vinasse for the production of poly-3-(hydroxybutyrate-co hydroxyvalerate) by Haloferax mediterranei. AMB Express, 2:34, doi:10.1186/2191-0855-2-34

13) Pramanik A, Sundararaman M, Das S, Ghosh U, Mukherjee J (2011) Isolation and characterization of cyanobacteria possessing antimicrobial activity from the Sundarbans, the world's largest tidal mangrove forest. Journal of phycology, 47:731-743.

14) Pramanik A, Mukherjee J (2011) Cyanobacteria from Indian Sundarbans as a source of antimicrobial compounds. IPCBEE vol. 5, IACSIT press, Singapore

15) Kundu P, Pramanik A, Mitra S, Choudhury JD, Mukherjee J, Mukherjee S (2011) Heterotrophic nitrification by Achromobacter xylosoxidans S18 isolated from a small-scale slaughterhouse wastewater. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 35:721-728

16) Arumugam M*, Mitra A*, Pramanik A*, Saha M, Gachhui R, Mukherjee J.(2011) Streptomyces sundarbanensis sp. nov., a novel actinomycete that produce 2 allyloxy phenol. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 61:2664-2669. (*co-first author).

17) Mitra A, Pramanik A, Santra SC, Sen PK, Mukherjee J (2011) Phylogeny, phenotypic and nutritional characteristics of estuarine soil actinomycetes having broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity derived from an ecologically guided bioprospecting programme. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 27:1679-1688.

18) Sarkar S, Pramanik A, Mitra A, Mukherjee J (2010) Bioprocess technologies for the production of marine microbial enzymes. Marine Drugs, 8:1323-1372.

Book Chapter

1. Pramanik A, Basak P, Sengupta S, Bhattacharyya M (2015) Marine Microbial Diversity: Potential Functions to Degrade Xenobiotics In: Vol. 8 Biodegradation and Bioremediation of the Series "Environmental Science and Engineering, Studium Press LLC, USA. .

2. Pramanik A, Saha M, Sana B (2013) Antimicrobial Agents from Marine Cyanobacteria and Actinomycetes. In Marine Microbiology:Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnological Applications (ed S.-K. Kim), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. ISBN: 9783527333271..

3. Sarkar S, Mitra S, Pramanik A, Choudhury JD, Bhattacharyya A, Roy M, Biswas K, Roy D, Mukherjee J (2012) Bioprocess engineering approaches for the production of marine enzymes. Biohealthcare Publishing, United Kingdom.

4. Mitra A,Pramanik A, Sarkar S, Arumugam M, Mitra S, Sidhan S, J Mukherjee (2010) Application of the microbial biodiversity of the mangroves. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-61728-991-0, pp. 225-240.


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